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Family of Davison woman breaks their silence in 'cereal murder case'

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Family of Davison woman breaks their silence in 'cereal murder case'

DAVISON, Mich. (WJRT) - Breaking the silence.

Family members of a murdered Davison woman come forward after a judge convicted her killer of murder charges last week.

Jason Harris faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for the death of Christina Ann-Thompson Harris, who died in 2014.

Both Katrina Sharon and Patricia Hutchinson said that what they're dealing with right now is still surreal and that they're in shock. Even seven years after their sister's death.

But, they know that final bit of closure is less than three weeks away.

"I've been thinking about it for so long that I haven't come to terms emotionally with what it means, because you can't grieve someone you're constantly fighting for, so I don't think any of us have gone through the grieving process," said Sharon. 

The night of Sept 28, 2014, Christina wasn't feeling well. Jason fixed her a bowl of cereal and she was dead the next day. 

Her death was originally ruled an accidental overdose.

They knew something just wasn't right. Christina's sisters and parents insisted and knew that she never had a drug problem.

Two days after Harris' death, the family urged, begged, pleaded the Davison Police Department do a more thorough investigation.

But, the criminal case turned out to be groundbreaking... thanks to her breastmilk.

"We were begging somebody to come and get it. To test it. Because we knew it was going to be clean," said Sharon. 

The frozen breastmilk was clean of drugs, leading to the conviction of Harris.

Eventually, it came out in court that Harris gave Christina a bowl of cereal the night she died because she was hungry. That cereal had a lethal dose of heroin in it.

"Seven years of constantly on guard, to finally okay, I don't have to constantly think about who killed my sister now," said Sharon. 

It also came out that he also tried to hire a coworker as a hit man to kill her for $5,000 before the poisoning.

"It's surreal. You wait seven years and now it's here so, I don't know that it feels real yet," said Sharon. 

After both a civil and criminal case, and a non-stop commitment to fighting for their sister's justice, they know that closure is coming and that they'll be able to properly grieve their sister's loss.

"Seven years of constantly on guard, to finally okay, I don't have to constantly think about who killed my sister now," said Sharon. 

Harris leaves behind two children, Hailey and Kaliann. Their grand parents, Christina's parents, are currently fighting for custody of the two girls.

A close family friend has set up a GoFundMe to help with the legal fees and counseling for the girls.

Harris is due back in court for sentencing Dec. 10. He faces a mandatory life in prison sentence with no possibility of parole.

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